The locker room trash can at the Verizon Center overflowed with half-eaten orange slices, banana peels and power bar wrappers.
They played well into a third overtime and a total of 114:41 minutes on Wednesday night, but in the end the Rangers' 2-1 win over the Capitals counts as just one game.
Dale Hunter would never let a little media pressure have an influence on his coaching decisions, now would he?
With their split in New York, the Capitals gained home-ice advantage on the Rangers in what is now a best-of-five second-round playoff series.
Whats it mean? Probably not much.